Recurring absenteeism, possible deflections regarding accountability and other inconsistencies are troubling the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) after a perusal of training standards for state law enforcement personnel, the group said on its website recently.
A government oversight group has sued Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration for allegedly failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding lead testing in the city's public schools.
Politicians on both sides of the aisle reacted angrily to a recent newspaper report that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears to have violated a city ethics law by allegedly lobbying via his personal email accounts.
The City of Chicago is preparing to replace high-pressure sodium lights with energy-efficient LEDs in 270,000 streetlights, but the investigative non-profit known as the Better Government Association (BGA) says residents have been kept in the dark about where the money to do the work is coming from.
For better or worse, Chicago informed former President Barack Obama at least as much as Obama informed Chicago, a communications director for a Chicago-area political group said during a radio broadcast.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's request to Moody's Investors Services to reconsider the poor rating it gave the city has been met with concerns that if he gets his way, it could end up being worse for Chicago.
The Liberty Justice Center (LJC) filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago on Nov. 15, alleging that the constitutional rights of Chicago homeowners and renters are violated by a newly adopted ordinance that places a ban on home sharing by homeowners and renters, and imposes an elevated tax to those who rent for vacation purposes.
Following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filing and
lawsuits, Illinois’ Better Government Association (BGA) recently succeeded in forcing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to release private emails
that pertain to city business.
The City of Chicago could lose billions in federal aid in 2017 if President-elect Donald Trump carries through on his plan to deny funding to communities that do not help deport illegal aliens, the Better Government Association said.